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Review: Dead Light March

Dead Light March (The Shadowshaper Cypher, Novella 2) (Shadowshaper Cypher, The) - Daniel José Older

This novella is the least stand alone piece of Older's work I've read so far. It's written from the perspective of a character introduced in the previous Shadowshaper novella, and important in the next novel, and introduces some aspects of magic that would be hard to get at from the perspectives present in that novel. However, it feels like 3 info dumps standing on each other's shoulders, dressed up in a plot coat, trying to pass for a story.